Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music

Nov. 7 New York Chamber Soloists

New York Chamber Soloists ‘not ready for prime-time’ in Syracuse return

Under-rehearsed intergenerational ensemble plays Brahms – and loses

By David Abrams

Considering the span of years separating the members of the New York Chamber Soloists, which stretches from twenty-something to eighty years-old…

October 3 Emerson Quartet

Shostakovich awakens ‘Emerson Quartet’ during SFCM performance

Celebrated ensemble appears largely uninspired until final work on program

By David Abrams

It’s unlikely that anyone would have mistaken the angst-ridden Dmitri Shostakovich, even on one of the composer’s better days, for Prince Charming…